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Perceiving the Other in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
Siegal, Michal Bar-Asher, Wolfgang Grünstäudl and Matthew Thiessen, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. viii + 196. $149.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 394


Description: The present volume reexamines both ancient Christian and Jewish portrayals of outsiders. In what ways, both positive and negative, do ancient writers interact with and relate to those outside of their ethnicity or religious tradition? This volume devotes itself to the methodological questions surrounding the use of diverse ancient sources for the construction of the other. The goal is to shed new light on ancient interactions between different religious groups in order to describe more accurately these relationships. Contributors: Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Albert I. Baumgarten, Katell Berthelot, Patricia A. Duncan, Nathan Eubank, Isaiah M. Gafni, Wolfgang Grunstaudl, Christine Hayes, Tobias Nicklas, Matthew Thiessen, Haim Weiss

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Judaism, Christianity, Other Methods

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Review by Erich Gruen
Published 3/21/2019
Citation: Erich Gruen, review of Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Wolfgang Grünstäudl, and Matthew Thiessen, eds., Perceiving the Other in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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